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Buhari congratulates Ethiopia’s Prime Minister for winning Nobel Peace Prize; Condoles Prof. Edozien’s family  

President Muhammadu Buhari has congratulated Ethiopian Prime Minister, Abiy Ahmed, who was declared winner of the 2019 Nobel Peace Prize on Friday in Oslo, Norway, saying it portends a good sign for the peace processes within countries, and across borders on the African continent. A statement by Femi Adesina, Special …

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Rivers State govt, Ethiopia Airlines agree on permanent flights from Port Harcourt   

Rivers State Government and the management of Ethiopian Airlines have reached an agreement in principle for the operation of permanent international flights from the Port Harcourt International  Airport,  subject to the approval of the relevant federal authorities. The two parties reached the agreement at the Headquarters of Ethiopian Airlines after …

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GoG: With global effort, our waters will be safe – Buhari ·  Amaechi: Collaboration, most valuable solution to insecurity in GoG · Dakuku advocates more profound global response

President Muhammadu Buhari has said the Federal Government remains determined to rid the country’s waters of all forms of criminalities, stressing that with the cooperation of the international community, the entire maritime domain of the Gulf of Guinea (GoG) would be free from piracy. Buhari stated this on Monday in …

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Cameroon: Release of Kamto, several other detainees must signal end of repression of dissenting voices – Amnesty International

Following a military court decision to release some opposition members in Cameroon, Samira Daoud Amnesty International Deputy Regional Director for West and Central Africa said:   “President Paul Biya’s announcement to end the prosecutions of opposition leader Maurice Kamto and several of his supporters is a welcome step towards ending …

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Nigeria, S’Africa to issue 10-year visa to businessmen, academics;  Don’t forget your country, Buhari tells Nigerians in S’Africa  

Following successful conclusion of the 9th Bi-National Commission of South Africa and Nigeria meeting in Pretoria, South Africa, which was elevated to the level of heads of state, both countries have agreed on issuing 10-year visas to businessmen, academics and frequent travelers. The agreement was reached in a meeting co-chaired …

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It’s a globalized world, be more tolerant of competition, Buhari urges S’ Africans, Nigerians 

President Muhammadu Buhari Thursday in Pretoria, South Africa, called for more tolerance, vigilance and heightened security in countries to ensure safety of citizens, noting that competition heralded by globalization, especially with ease in migration, will only get more intense for businesses. Responding to questions during a press conference at the …

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Buhari participates at 59th Independence Anniversary Celebration; Visits S’ Africa over welfare of Nigerians Wednesday – Presidency

Abuja, Oct. 1, 2019 President Muhammadu Buhari, who participated in the activities marking Nigeria’s 59th Independence Anniversary in State House, Abuja,  will depart the Federal Capital on Wednesday for a three-day state visit to the Republic of South Africa, following an invitation by President Cyril Ramaphosa, to discuss the welfare …

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Ghanaian groups oppose planned school curriculum introducing sex education

Accra, Sept. 30, 2019 Some Ghanaian organisations on Monday opposed government’s intention to introduce a new educational curriculum on sex education into the country’s schools. The Ghana Education Service had expressed its readiness to commence the use of Comprehensive Sexuality Education (CES), curriculum in the 2019/2020 academic year to teach …

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Hands off our girls! African first ladies take campaign against rape, early child marriage, to UN General Assembly; AfDB raising $3 billion to support women – Adesina

NEW YORK, United States of America Africa’s first ladies, led by Sierra Leone Fatima Maada Bio took their campaign to ban early child marriage and sexual violence against women and girls before a global stage in a passionate appeal for the world to support their “Hands Off Our Girls! Campaign. In …

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